Italy Reveals its CRA-Designed Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

italy has just unveiled its national pavilion, conceived by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, Italo Rota Building Officematteogatto&associati and F&M Ingegneria. In collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.A.E, the project is a metaphor for the journey from Italy to Dubai.With a theme that explores recycling, circularity and digitally reconfigurable architecture, the pavilion is made out of 3 boats, that will be converted into the roofscape and the backbone of the structure. In fact, “the radical design is based on a circular approach to architecture”. Integrating sustainability in the core of the concept, the project utilizes specific construction materials such as orange peels and coffee grounds that will clad the skywalk, mycelium and recycled plastic extracted from the ocean to engage with the circular economy. Moreover, the exhibition incorporates local materials from Dubaisuch as real sand. Natural climate control strategies are also used inside of the project.Set to open its doors to the public from October 20th, 2020, till April 10th, 2021 in Dubai, U.A.E., the pavilion explores “the importance of history, tradition and memory in sparking innovation, while paying tribute to the seafaring populations that have inhabited the Mediterranean basin through history, shaping a common cultural heritage”. Regarding the roof, the main element of the composition, its surface “recalls sea and desert waves”. On another hand, the accessible base is “carved out of a giant sand dune”. A façade made of LED curtains and nautical ropes, broadcasts multimedia content.

Italy Reveals its CRA-Designed Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai